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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1884

educated; he afterwards fought in the Irish wars

with the view of recovering the family estate ; and CONTENTS.- No 213.

he finally resettled in Ireland, becoming Justice NOTES :-Andrew Marvell and Valentine Greatraks. 61

The Orkneys, 63-Autograph Letter of De Foe-St. Amand and De Albini, 65-John Howe-Goodman-Popular Super

about 1682. stitions - Fish Sauce-First Introduction of Christmas Cards, About the year 1662 he had, as he says, “an 66-New Words-Remedy in Teething, 67.

impulse or a strange persuasion in my own mind QUERIE3:4"Pygmalion and Galatea ”-Title “Master of (of which I am not able to give any rational

► 67 Princess Charlotte - Books Wanted-Serpents' Food_“Vicar of Wakefield"-Medal of A.D. 1589-“ Let sleeping dogs lie”-Large Ears and Eloquenc:-" Round

suggest to me that there was bestowed on me beads before Pontefract," 68-Jackson of Winslade-Title of Play Wanted - Simon Forman - Column at Rabley

He was successful in testing this strange gift, « Tales of an Indian Camp"-Turtle--Capps -" Robinson Crusoe"-Author of Song Wanted --Swearing at Highgate Lord George Bentinck - Resentment - Cary Family, 69English Hunting Custom-Cipher-Authors Wanted, 70.

and many persons resorted to his house. Tho REPLIES:-Darce the Painter, 70-Nathan the Composer, 71 knowledge of his surprising powers travelled into -Polampore, 72-Goodwin Sands-Bear-skin Jobber - Glas

England, and afflicted persons of all conditions of gow Directory - Bealraper-" Red Cross Knight'-"Hey. my kitten"-Admiral Benbow-Ladykeys, 73-Phiz-Rev. J. E. Salkinson - Hemigranica - Missing Brasses-Site of Tomb Wanted, 74-Aldine Anchor-"Solitary monk," &c. -Stammel - Wooden Effigies --T. Lapton, 75-Fly-leaf

Robert Boyle's brother, Greatraks left Affane to William Roscoe - Willimont - Papa and Mamma - John visit Lady Conway in Warwickshire, who suffered Delafons " Prevention better than cure," 76 - Fudge : Utrem-Fielding's "Tom

from an incurable headache. Landing at MineJones"-Fox's "Book of Mar. tyrs," 77--Sir Walter Manny-Authors Wanted, 78.

head, the stroker was recognized, and on his way

towards Hagley he was resorted to by crowds of NOTES ON BOOKS:-North's "Church Bells of Bedfordshire" - Thomson's Machiavelli's “Discourses on Livy"

; afflicted persons. His stroking of Lady Conway -"Concordance to Various Readings in Greek Testament" was ineffectual. When preparing to return home, -Wright's “ Bible Word-Book,"

he was invited to Worcester, where great crowds Notices to Correspondents, &c.

of persons were relieved. The charges for entertaining Mr. Greatraks at this city were printed in

“N. & Q.," 3rd S. v. 439. The king next sent for Potes.

him, but, according to a letter, was far from enter

taining a good opinion of his person or cures. In ANDREW MARVELL AND VALENTINE a letter dated May 3, 1666, Greatraks says :GREATRAKS, THE STROKER.

“ The King's Doctors this day (for the confirmation of I have recently been reading a remarkable set their Majesty's belief) sent three out of the hospital to of pamphlets, lent me by my good neighbour of pamphlete lent me hy my mood neighbour me, who came on crutches, and blessed be God, they all

went home well, to the admiration of all people, as well Samuel Gratrix, Esq., of West Point, connected

as the doctors."- Rawdon Papers, p. 211. with Valentine Greatraks, who wrought marvellous

It is said that the Court, though not fully persuaded cures of diseases and distempers by stroking. The

of his miraculous power, did not forbid him to most important tract is entitled :

make himself known. Greatraks hereupon took A Brief Account of Mr. Valentine Greatrak's, and

| lodgings in Lincoln's Inn Fields, where more divers of the Strange Cures By him lately Performed. Written by himself in a Letter Addressed to the Honour. | remarkable scenes were enacted. Many of the able Robert Boyle, Esq. Whereunto are annexed the cures are vouched for by physicians, divines, and Testimonials of Several Eminent and Worthy Persons of other witnesses of position. Pp. 48-96 of the the chief Matters of Fact therein Related. London, Account are taken up by their testimonials as to Printed for J. Starkey, at the Mitre in Fleet-street, be: tween the Middle Temple-Gate and Temple-Bar. 1666.

the efficacy of the stroker's powers; and among - 4to, Portrait by Faithorne. Pp. 96.

the attestors are Dr. John Wilkins, Dr. H. More, This came from the pen of Greatraks himself,

Robert Boyle, Dr. B. Whichcott, Sir J. Godolphin,

Dr. George Rúst, Dr. R. Cudworth, the Rev. Simon who was an upright and a sober gentleman of in

Patrick, and others. dependent means, belonging to Affane, co. Waterford, descended from a family settled at Great

Amongst the cases is the following (pp. 83-4):Rakes, near Matlock ; and it was in reply to an

"I Anthony Nicholson of Cambridge, Book-seller,

have been affected sore with pains all over my body, for attack upon his character by David Lloyd, a writer

three and twenty years last past, have hal advice and of memoirs more remarkable for their number best directions of all the Doctors there, have been at the than accuracy. Greatraks's apology is a dignified Bath in Somersetshire, and been at above one hundred composition, written without heat, and bearing an pound expense to procure ease, or a Cure of these pains; air of truthfulness. He was born at Affane in

and have found all the means I could be advised or

directed to, ineffectual for either, till by the advice of 1628. On the breaking out of the Irish rebellion

| Dr. Benjamin Whichcot and Dean Rusi, I applied my he was sent to Stock Gabriel, in Devonshire, to be self to Mr. Greatrak's for help upon Saturday was

sevenight, being the latter end of March, who then Marvell, for the elder Marvell married for his stroked me; upon which I was very much enforced to keep my bed for 5 or 6 days; but then being i stroked twice since, by the blessing of God upon Mr. P. XIV; Forster SV 1816. I 01kshire, p. 144. Gratrak's endeavour: I am perfectly eas'd of al paing, There is a second case of stroking in Greatraks's and very healthy and strong, insomuch as I intend (God tract, p. 85, dated April 10, 1666, also attested by willing) to return home towards Cambridge to-morrow | Marvell. Popple. Alured, and others. morning, though I was so weak as I was necessitated to be brought up in mens arms, on Saturday last about 11

Among the persons whom Greatraks failed to of the clock, to Mr. Greatrak's, Attested by me this cure were Flamsteed the astronomer and Sir John tenth day of April, 1666. I had also an hard swelling Denham; the rough stroking in the latter case was in my left Arm, whereby I was disabled from using it; said to have made its subject stark mad. Greatwbich being taken out by the said Mr. Greatrak's, I am

raks's hand is said to have been large, heavy, and perfectly freed of all pain, and the use thereof wholly restored,

ANTHONY NICHOLSON.

soft, and an aroma as of sweet flowers came from In the presence of

Andr. Marvell.

it. He is not named in Pepys's Diary, nor in Ja. Faireclough. Evelyn's; but a letter from Evelyn in Thoresby's Tho. Alured. Correspondence (i. 383), referring to him, says that Tho. Pooley.

he seemed to have a remarkable countenance, W. Popple."

which denoted something extraordinary. There are good reasons for believing that the first / Mr. Gratrix's volume of tracts contains a MS. witness to this statement is the famous politician narrative of some cures done in Ireland in 1680. who represented Hull in Parliament. His interest and as this document has never been printed it in the case is perhaps due to his connexion with

may be worth preserving in your pages:-the university, and the elder Marvell belonged to Cambridgeshire. The date takes us to the “Being in Ireland with my Sister Osborn November Marvell correspondence, where we find two letters / 25th, 1680:, !..went, to se M Gratricks stroke (as very near to this date. The first was written on

People called it). My Brother Osborn was acquainted

with him; my Niece and Nephew Osborn were with me. Dec. 9, 1665, when Marvell was attending the Par. He was then at Dublin and lodged at the House of one liament at Oxford, which met there on account of Mrs. Denison that we knew. The door was so crowded, the Plague in London ; and the second was written we could hardly git in, and the Rabble were angry that Oct. 23. 1666. when, just after the Great Fire, it we did, saying the Gentelfolks might gitt cure for their met at Westminster. In these letters, which are

money, therefore they should raither lett in the Poor.

We were had to his Rome, whare not miny at a time purely devoted to parliamentary business, Mar were lett in. When he had done with those in the rome vell's lodgings are not mentioned. The signature he turned to me, and asked if I had any Seruice to comto Nicholson's statement was Marvell's usual way mand him. I said No; 'twas only curiousitty brought of writing it, and is so found in the fine series of

me, wbich I hoped he would not be angry with. He

said not in the lest; and would be speaking to us some“ Parliamentary and Familiar Letters." But the

times to loak on what he thought remarkable. Certainly presence of “ W. Popple" as a co-witness adds there must be in him sometbing exterordenery, for there confirmation to Marvell's identity. The Popple was none that he stroked for pains, but said they were family of Charterhouse, near Hull, was connected cured. Ho says, and they confermed it, that pain flis with the Marvells, and the name often occurs in

before his hand and allways went out at their fingers or

Toes. Many that bad the head-ake he rubed his hand the correspondence. Capt. Thompson explains

on, and asked whare is it now, They would answer, the relationship, viz., that Marvell's sister Cathe- either neck, breast, or sholder. They unlaced and unrine married Edmund Popple (vol. i. pp. iv, xxxi), tied their Petticoats, and he followed it on their bare though elsewhere he says that Marvell had only Bodys till 'twas gon. One, when all the pain was got one sister, Ann, who married Mr. James Blaydes

into her great toe, he bed me feel how cold it was and

see how it trembled; and then after 2 or 3 little strokes (iii. 489-90). Dr. Grosart says that the sister

she said 'twas gon. who married Edmund Popple was Mary, and that

"There ware many children that had the Rickets he the marriage took place in 1636 (vol. i. p. xxxiii ; stroked naked all ouer that had been there before, and and of., for other references to the family, p. xlv, their Frinds said were much better, and vol. ii. p. xli). William Popple was the son “There was a great many for the Evel that said they of this Edmund. and was educated under bad received much benifet. Sores that were broke he Marvell’s direction (Thompson, vol. i. p. xxxviii). S

i spit in, and rub'd with his fingers (and so he did to sora

eyes) those swillings he said that must break, his hand He was subsequently a merchant in Bordeaux, would ripen ; if not disspirse it. and was the possessor of a MS. volume of his “A great many sores he lanced, and one that had an uncle's poems. Thompson quotes a letter to Vlcer in her side. Popple without date (vol. i. p. xxxi), and also a “2 or 3 that had the Gout, and one that had .. letter to his cousin ” Ramsden, dated March 21, he would do nothing to, and told a blind man, Were the 1670 (p. 408), which is ascribed by Dr. Grosart twelve Apostles there, thay could not make him eee; he to William Popple (ii. 313). There is another to

had no eyes; and nothing could help him but a new crealetter dated June 10, 1678 (Thompson, iii. 479). “I admired the People as much as him, for they

The Alured family was connected with Andrew bore all he did with great patience and neuer gain.

sayed him in any thing. To conclude, 'twas the Odest to him whether such articles could belong to any one but sight that euer I see, or belieue euer sball see.

a Peight. The engineer, finding the prejudices of the "He is a Gentleman of some a 11000 a year, and Lives natives so strong, was induced to enter the sleeping in the County of Cork, whare his Neibours com about | apartment of the traveller, and was surprised to recoghim for cure ; but when Business calls him to Dublin, nize in the supposed Peight a previous Edinburgh ac. he has no quiet. Nothing but the thought of doing good quaintance, and he was able, of course, to refute all could make him indure wbat he dos, for be gits no. suspicions of Peightism." thing by it but trouble. "Tis not to keep up any Sict or

The dverge, or dwarfs, were described as having Partty, or any by end that one can imagine. He is a Church of England Man, but no Bigot, but seems to

short legs and long arms, which, when standing vallu any Man for being good, what euer Church he erect, touched the ground. The trolls (in Orkney is of.

pronounced trows) were spoken of as having the “ The next day be com to see my Brother Osborn and

head of a man and the feet of a beast, and it was asked for bis Lady; so he was brought in to us Women.

thought that they could assume the form of beasts. He is proper large man, uery Plesant in Conuersation, and Loves to talke of the great cures he has done ; and

and | The word tröl or traull signified originally a giant says there is no Surgion in the Nation has don the things or an iole, but the word came to be generally apthat he has, yet neuer read a word of that Practtis in plied to all evil demons. Any peculiar formation his life. He told us of one that com to him swelled up, of rock was considered to be the work of the trolls. like a tun, in a Dropsie, and prayed him to do something Poetie onderstition in the North related me

ing Rastic superstition in the North relates much of for him, being giuen ouer by the Doctors (he knew the Man), and told him Thou art a worthless Fellow and I the trolls being changed into rocks and stones. can neuer try an experiment on a better; if you will These imaginary beings are also described venter I will make Jnsisions in your Leggs and try to with the distinction of sex. In the island of draw the water that way. He was willing, and cured. Vaagae, in the Faroes, is a perpendicular rock in * We were acquanted with my Lady Glanaly, who had

the form of an obelisk, called the Troll's Wife's often fitts of the Head-s ke. He cured her of one; but sbe had the good luck to haue it go out at her fingers,

Finger. The Scalds term the rocks the temples “Sir JohnTopham had a great sore at his breast that and the abodes of the dwarfs. The immortal was broke and, ibo he had no faith in Mr. Gratricks, Puck is numbered by them among the black elves was willing to see him. There was one hard lump soor dwarfs. The Orkneys had sea-trows and hill. sore that he could indure nothing to tutch it, and prayed

trows. All natural phenomena were regarded as him to beware of that Place. 0. saig he. you need not fear; my hand hurts no body; which he found so true

the work of these supernatural agents, to whom that insted of hurt it began to soften and run, wbich worship was offered. A remarkable monument of was so great a surprise (as he told a frind) that [he] this worship still remains on the hills of Hoy, the could not tell what to think of Him."

most mountainous of the islands. It is known as This MS. is endorsed in a modern hand : A the Dwarfie Stone, and consists of a large detached singular account of the above mesmerist given by block of sandstone, seven feet in height, twentyone Osborn. Qy., D. of Leeds family? Yes." two feet long, and seventeen feet broad. The

J. E. BAILEY. upper end has been hollowed out by the hands of Stretford, Manchester,

devotees into a sort of apartment, containing

two beds of stone, with a passage between them. THE ORKNEYS.

The upper, or longer bed, is 5 ft. 8 in, long by (Continued from p. 4.)

2 ft. broad, and intended for the dwarf. The

lower couch is shorter, and rounded off, instead of Sir Walter Scott, in one of his notes to The

being squared, at the corners; it is intended for Pirate, relates the following :

the dwarf's wife. There is an entrance of about “ About twenty years ago a missionary clergyman bad

three feet and a half square, and a stone lies before taken the resolution of traversing these wild islands,

it, calculated to fit the opening. Not satisfied where he supposed there might be a lack of religious instruction which he believed himself capable of supply with having provided such a solid habitation for ing. After being some days at sea in an open boat, he the genius loci and his helpmate, the islanders arrived at North Ronaldsbay, where his appearance were still in the habit, at no very distant period, excited great speculation. He was a very little man,

of carrying propitiatory gifts to this fetich. dark complexioned, and from the fatigue he had sus

Wild stories of the doings of the giants or demitained in removing from one island to another he ap. peared before them ill-dressed and unsbaved; 80 that gods used to be currently related by old people in the inhabitants set him down as one of the ancient Picts, I the islands. On the ridge of hills which surround or, as they call them, with the usual strong guttural, the beautiful bay of Kirkwall there is on the nortla Pegbts. How they might have received the poor preacher an indented niche which breaks abruptly the line in this character was at least dubious...... An engineer of the Scottish Lighthouse Survey, who bappened to be

of the horizon. Like all such appearances, in any on the island, and whose skill and knowledge were in the way out of the ordinary, it required to have its highest repute, was appealed to, and good-humouredly legend, which is this. A giant, while taking a went to decide the matter, but hearing that the poor quiet survey of the islands, had placed his foot on missionary was fast asleep, he declined to disturb him; thi

this spot, and left its imprint; while, at the same upon which the islanders, wbo had assembled round the door, produced a pair of very little uncouth

the time, one of the small neighbouring holms had

me,, looking boots, with prodigiously thick soles, and appealed rolled off his cubby into the sea. It would seem

that his mightiness was considered to have been a each other by saying “Goand da boundae," when little giddy. The cubby is a straw basket, carried on in the Scotch vernacular one would have said, the back, and fastened by a strap(Norse fetill) across “Good day, guidman." The old Norse continued the chest. The principal mode of communication to be spoken in the remoter districts of the between the islands being by sea, the inhabitants islands until the latter end of the last century. were long deprived of anything worthy of the name Many words are still in current use, such as the of roads; hence there were no carts nor waggons, pronouns thu and thee, and hid for it. Ben bas and all objects requiring to be carried by land occasion to mention the prevalence of superstitious were put into such straw baskets and borne by practices. He relates of Deerness, or the Ness of men or beasts. Cubbies are still much used in Shet- Deers, that this parish was formerly woody, and land, although now legs frequently seen in Orkney. possessed many wild animals. Many parts of the

The following is another local legend, but of islands bear evidence of this, as large trunks of & larger import. The numerous sea currents trees and antlers of deer are frequently found that run in opposite directions among the is- imbedded in the soil. There are no trees upon lands have long revdered navigation dangerous. the islands now, nor will they grow there. "In This is nowhere so remarkable as in the Pent- the south part of the parish of Deerness," says land Firth, where, at certain states of the tide, Ben, “there is a natural, rock in the sea, where there is formed a dangerous whirlpool, equally men climb up with great difficulty on their hands dreaded with the ancient Scylla and Charybdis. It and knees to the top, where is a small shrine, was known as the Swelchie, or the Wells of Stroma, called the Bairns of Burgh.” This latter name is and was supposed to draw to destruction all the in the vernacular. He goes on to say:ehips that came near. The origin of the whirlpool "All classes of the people assemble here in very large 18 thus accounted for in an old poem, included in numbers, and ascend praying bare-footed to the shrine, the Edda:-Frodi the king had à querna hand. where only one person at a time is able to pass. Here is mill, still in use in the islands—which was called

a pure, glittering spring of water, which is very wonder. ful. Then the men, on bended knees, and with joined

tuba, Grotti, and ground whatever he wished, gold and hands, distrusting the existence of God, pray to the other beautiful things. The handmaidens who Bairns of Burgh with many incantations, throw stones ground with it were Ferja and Minja. The sea and water behind their backs, and walk step by step king Mysing took Grotti and caused white salt to

twice or three times around the shrine. Having finished be ground into his ships until they sank in the

their prayers, they return home, asserting that they

have performed their vows.” Pentland Firth. There has ever since been a swirl when the sea falls through the eye of Grotti

This rock is about a hundred feet in height, and (the quern). When the sea roars the quern grinds;

covered with grass on the top. Low, a later writer and, besides, this is how the sea became salt.

than Ben, says that in his time “old age scrambled This is not unpoetical. The legend has, no doubt,

its way through a road in many places not six had something to do with the name of John o'Groat,

inches broad, where certain death attended a slip." given to the opposite headland. Small shells

It appears from Barry, who wrote about the found in the neighbourhood and other parts of the

beginning of this century, that this practice had islands are called “groatie buckies.”

then been recently discontinued. All sorts of superstitious customs and beliefs

The rites here described are evidently similar to continued to be long prevalent in Orkney. In

those known in the North as the Midsummarsblot, Barry's history of the islands there are several

or Midsummer sacrifice, an assemblage for universal authenticated cases of the burning of witches,

sacrifice and festivity on the completion of the People were considered to be possessed by demons,

year. The sons of Bur are the trinity of the locally termed “trow sitten," as in Worcestershire

Northern mythology-Odin and his brothers Veli the peasants were called “puke laden." This

and Ve. Their work in the creation of the world latter word is also found in Hartshorne's Shrop

| is thus narrated in the Voluspa :shire Glossary. The Orkney word trowey means “In the beginning of ages, when Ymer [i.e., the sickly, so as to indicate that the belief must have

primeval ocean or chaos) established himself, there were been very general. People under the influence of

s neither strand, nor sea, nor cooling waves, nought but a

yawning gulf, of verdure destitute. Then the sons of evil spirits were also said to be a pousted," which

Bur erected the firmament and formed the central word may be a corruption of puk steig, puck- enclosure ; the sun sbove from the south on the rocks of trodden. "A form of water-charm seems to have the habitation, and the earth bloomed with tufted been much practised.

verdure." A person thought to be spell-bound was termed "forgpoken." John Ben, | The division of day and night is next explained, a Scotch ecclesiastic, who visited the islands in and the creation of the first human pair, followed 1529, has left some Latin notes, to be found by the creation of the dwarfs, whose names are in Barry's appendix, which are not without enumerated, each of them being expressive of some interest. He refers to the use of the old Norse in active power of nature. the islands, and states that the natives saluted' At these ceremonies large fires were kindled

in high places, people washed themselves in the white staff given him by the Queen herself and be the open air, and drank out of the sacred Declar'd L' High Treasurer, fountains. Such practices, of the remotest anti

"I writ this yesterday and this Day May 29 he is

made L' High Treasurer of Britain and Carryed the quity, were performed during the last century in white staff before the queen this morning to ye Chappell. Sweden and Norway, as well as in many parts "yo" Lapp will easily believ the hurry there too great of Great Britain. The Romish Church sanctioned to make any Moc'ons at this time. But you may assure the fires, under the name of St. John's fires. In yo'self (my Lord) nothing shall be wanting to represent Dyer's British Popular Customs or Brand's Popu- 18

either yoself or y' affaires to y Lapps greatest advantage,

P44 and I hint by the way that no man is Fitter to move in lar Antiquities will be found descriptions of such such a cage than the Duke of Newcastle whom yo' Lapp ceremonies, performed on Midsummer Eve in a menc'ond. When ever yr Lapp resolves to attempt yo thing great number of places throughout the kingdom. I shall be glad to have notice that I may take a proper Dyer quotes from the Hibernian Magazine of

season to mencion it to advantage.

"I am, July, 1817, an account of a ceremony precisely

May it Please yo? Lapp, similar to that related by Ben, as having been

“yo' Lépp most Humble & obedient servant, performed at Stoole, Dear Downpatrick. The pre " Newington, May 29, 1711.

DE FOE." valence of such wild and indecorous festivals gave

The “assassine” refers, of course, to Guiscard. rise to the expression “ Midsummer maddess"

FRED. W. Joy, M.A., F.S.A. (Tuelfth Night, III. iv. 61), and lends appropriate Cathedral Library, Ely. ness to the title of Midsummer Night's Dream employed by Shakespeare to indicate the incon

St. AMAND AND DE ALBINI, NOT ST. ARMAND gruous character of his play.

AND STUART D'AUBIGNY.-Under the heading of J. G. FOTHERINGHAM. "A Quaint Bequest(6th S. viii. 425) there is an (To be continued.)

exceedingly erroneous reference, in an extract from

Carlisle, to two Anglo-Norman baronial houses, AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF DANIEL DE FOE. - I which might lead the unwary into a sad genealoam the fortunate possessor of an original letter of gical maze if not corrected at an early date. It is Daniel de Foe. The subject is of great interest, certain that the true name of “James St. Armand, and would be of greater if I could discover to Esq.," must have been St. Amand, not St. Armand, whom it was addressed. Besides this appeal for if he was a descendant in the male line of the help I should like to add another query. How “ancestor” attributed to him; and it is equally does it bappen that letters of De Foo are of such certain that bis reputed ancestress was not a great rarity? I was told unblushingly not long Stuart of Aubigny, temp. Hep. III. (of England, ago that all his correspondence was destroyed by subaud.), a line not then in existence, but a De the Fire of London in 1666; but as the author of Albini, of the house of De Albini Brito. If MR. Robinson Crusoe was only born in 1663, the asser

F. S. HUMPHREY refers to Banks's Baronia tion rather startled me. Another informant has Anglica Concentrata, i. 400, 8. v. “St. Amand," made the public hangman responsible for a similar 28 Edw. I., and to Burke's Dormant and Extinct destruction; but the only dealing that I can trace | Peerages, 1883, s. v. “St. Amand, Barons St. between the author and that functionary is the Amand," he will see that Ralph de St. Amand, burning of the Shortest Way with Dissenters in temp. Hep. III., married Asceline, daughter and co1703; so that answer will not fit. I subjoin a copy heir of Robert, son of Robert de Albini, of Caynhoe, of the letter :

Bedfordshire. Banks calls Asceline sister and “MY LORD-I have had the honour of yo' Lpps Letter

coheir of Robert de Albini; but the point is not of yo 12o ultimo so long that indeed I blush to Date my material for the correction of the error into which answer y* 26° May. I could indeed make some excuses, the passage cited by Mr. HUMPHREY might lead but I choose to own it a Fault, because I will not readers of “ N. & Q..not students of the medieval lessen the vallue of yo? Lapps remission. yo? Løpp does me too much bono' in acknowleging

| baronage of England and Scotland. good wishes instead of Services, and bestowing on a Late

The house of St. Amand is distinguished, perand Unsuccessfull proposall of mine, the weight due to haps unique, among Anglo - Norman baronial a reall and effectuall' Piece of Service; this generous houses of its day, in that it was at one time reprePrinciple of yo? Loppa however Lays an obligac'on on me, / sented by a Professor of the Canon Law, “Magister to watch for any opportunity that may offer, of Layeing | Johannes de Sco. Amando." summoped to Parliareall obligacions on a hand so bountifull in accepting. And yo' 1,4pp may be assur'd I shall Lose no occasion,

& ment after the death, s.p., of his brother Almaric, "The Person wth whom I endeavoured to Plant yo circa 3 Edw. II., by a fresh writ, 6-19 Edw, II. intrest bas been strangely taken up since I had that It seems odd that any descendant of so illustrious occasion (viz.) First in suffering the operac'on of the a house should have wilfully obscured the fact by Surgeons to heal the wound of the assassine and since in adopting the unhistoric and inaccurate form of accumulateing Honours from Parliamt Queen and People. .." On Thursday evening her Majlle created him Earl |

v St. Armand instead of the historic and accurate Mortimer Earle of Oxford and Lord Harley of Wigmore form of St. Amand. C. H. E. CARMICHAEL. and we expect that to-morrow in Council' he will have New Univereity Club, s.w.

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